Several rioters looted the neighborhood CVS drugstore. (Baltimore Sun video)
CVS officials have not yet decided whether to reopen two stores that were badly damaged in Monday's riots, including the location at North and Pennsylvania avenues that was torched and looted.
Employees at the stores are working at other CVS locations around the region, Mike DeAngelis, a CVS spokesman, said in an email. Five CVS stores were damaged, though all but the Pennsylvania Avenue and West Franklin Street locations have reopened.
"Many of them have already been working in other nearby CVS/pharmacy stores and we are ensuring that all of these employees who want to work in one of our other CVS/pharmacy stores in Baltimore will have a place," DeAngelis said. "Also, given the extraordinary circumstances, we are paying our Baltimore store employees for their regularly scheduled hours this week."
As for whether the locations will reopen, DeAngelis said: "We remain committed to serving our patients and customers in Baltimore and we are currently formulating our rebuilding plans in the city."